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                                                Psalm 138 Said
       Services Today
                                                1 I will give thanks to you, O Lord, with my
                                                                                                                                   of
  Ninth Sunday after Trinity                     whole heart; ♦
                                                  before the gods will I sing praise to you.
                                                                                                                           Ross with Walford
8.00am Holy Communion - Ross
The Rev‟d Sarah Jones                           2 I will bow down towards your holy


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                                                 temple and praise your name,
9.30am Sung Eucharist - Ross                       because of your love and faithfulness; ♦                                                 NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY
The Rev‟d Sarah Jones and                          for you have glorified your name
                                                   and your word above all things.                                                           21st August 2011
Canon Freda Davies
Setting: New English Mass - Appleford           3 In the day that I called to you, you                    We offer a warm welcome to everyone at our services today
                                                 answered me; ♦
Introit: 422 Tell out, my soul, the                you put new strength in my soul. R            We are now two thirds of the way           to keep up contact with Facebook,
         greatness of the Lord                                                                   through the school summer holidays         Twitter and the rest. The opportunity
                                                4 All the kings of the earth shall praise you,   and I am sure that teachers and            for true relaxation is lost because we
Psalm: 138 said                                  O Lord, ♦                                       students alike are developing that         remain in the world of consumerism
Gradual: 118 Firmly I believe and truly           for they have heard the words of your
                                                 mouth.
                                                                                                 „back to school‟ feeling.                  and self-gratification.
Offertory: 233 O thou who camest from                                                            Until the early twentieth century there    When Jesus healed on the Sabbath he
          above                                 5 They shall sing of the ways of the Lord, ♦
                                                  that great is the glory of the Lord.           were few opportunities for rest and        did so in order to help those in need
Post Com: 170 The Church‟s one                                                                   relaxation for ordinary people. They       and to show the Pharisees that here
         foundation                             6 Though the Lord be high, he watches over       might have had a day off on either         has to be a sense of proportion in
                                                 the lowly; ♦                                    side of the main religious festivals,      everything. When He rested it was so
                                                   as for the proud, he regards them from
6.30pm Evensong- Walford                         afar. R
                                                                                                 they might be given time off when the      that He would be better able to
Dr Derek Glover                                                                                  weather prevented the normal pattern       continue His work. One writer speaks
                                                7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,         of work on the land, and good              of relaxation in order to secure „ the
                                                   you will preserve me; ♦                       employers might allow compassionate        harmonious working of all the faculties
                                                   you will stretch forth your hand against      leave when family tragedy struck.          and affections‟.
                                                  the fury of my enemies;
         Do join us for coffee in                  your right hand will save me.                 But we do need our rest – God              Maybe as Jesus did, we should
        St Mary’s hall after the                8 The Lord shall make good his purpose for       r ecognised this in the tenth              consider the deeper purposes of our
              9.30 Eucharist                     me; ♦                                           commandment,        Job sought it in       holiday spells. For many in the world
                                                  your loving-kindness, O Lord, endures for      handling his problems and Jesus in his     the idea of rest can only be a distant
                                                 ever;                                           sadness at the death of John sought        dream. We have a Bank Holiday
                                                  forsake not the work of your hands.            peace away from the crowds, and            coming up and however brief this may
                                                                                                 again when those very crowds               seem, it is an opportunity to recharge
For our prayers this week :                     Glory to the Father and to the Son               pressed in he wanted to go to the          the human battery so that we can then
                                                and to the Holy Spirit;                          other side of the lake.                    function as God would want us to do
we remember those who have died:                as it was in the beginning,                                                                 when we go back to our real world.
Thomas Thomas, Eric Burford, Audrey                                                              The problem is that there has been a
                                                is now and shall be for ever, Amen
Cannings and we pray for their families.                                                         marked change in the last century. It is   Derek
                                                                                                 now almost a badge of honour to
                                                                                                 carry the Blackberry to the beach, or
              Office Hours this coming week: Monday to Friday 9am 12 noon
                                                                                                                  The Rev‟d Sarah Jones 01989 562175 - not Tuesday
             Tel: 01989 562175        Email: administrator@rawchurch.org.uk                                     The Rev‟d Jill Talbot-Ponsonby 01989 565003 - Tuesday
Today’s Collect                                 Second Reading: Romans 12.1-8                   prevail against it. I will give you the keys   Now that the 100 club has its first
                                                                                                of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever         winners, we're now into the next draw so
Gracious Father,                                I appeal to you therefore, brothers and         you bind on earth will be bound in             could all club members hand their £4 per
revive your Church in our day,                  sisters, by the mercies of God, to present      heaven, and whatever you loose on earth        number to Jules before the end of August
and make her holy, strong and faithful,         your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and     will be loosed in heaven.‟ Then he sternly     please.
for your glory‟s sake                           acceptable to God, which is your spiritual      ordered the disciples not to tell anyone
in Jesus Christ our Lord.                       worship. Do not be conformed to this                                                           Next Acoustic Concert
                                                                                                that he was the Messiah.
                                                world, but be transformed by the                                                               Canadian singer-songwriter Annabelle
                                                renewing of your minds, so that you may                                                        Chvostek will play The Phoenix on
Today’s readings                                discern what is the will of God – what is                                                      Saturday 3rd September. All profits will
                                                good and acceptable and perfect. For by         Notices                                        go to St Mary‟s church. Annabelle plays
First Reading: Isaiah 51.1-6                    the grace given to me I say to everyone                                                        fiddle, guitar and mandolin and has one
                                                among you not to think of yourself more         Mid-week Communion in Ross                     of the richest singing voices on the
Listen to me, you that pursue                   highly than you ought to think, but to think    Thursday at 10am.                              worldwide acoustic music scene. . The
righteousness,                                  with sober judgement, each according to                                                        three previous Ross Roots concerts have
you that seek the LORD.                                                                         St. Michael and All Angel’s Church
                                                the measure of faith that God has               Fundraiser                                     sold out so do book your tickets now for
Look to the rock from which you were            assigned. For as in one body we have                                                           this special evening with this hugely
hewn,                                                                                           Movie night “Cry The Beloved Country”
                                                many members, and not all the members           Wednesday14th Sept, 2011 7.30pm                talented musician. Tickets available at
and to the quarry from which you were           have the same function, so we, who are                                                         Rossiter Books or at http://
dug.                                                                                            St. Mary‟s Church Hall.
                                                many, are one body in Christ, and               £7.50 includes a glass of wine/ soft drink     www.ticketsource.co.uk/
Look to Abraham your father                     individually we are members one of                                                             event/15536 Sarah
and to Sarah who bore you;                                                                      Wendy Alston
                                                another. We have gifts that differ
for he was but one when I called him,           according to the grace given to us:             The Great Ride & Stride 2011, Saturday         House For Duty Priest Meeting
but I blessed him and made him many.            prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry,     10 September . Cycle or walk between           There will be a meeting in Ross on
For the LORD will comfort Zion;                 in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the   the churches in your area. Half the            Monday 5th September 7.30pm - 9.30pm
he will comfort all her waste places,           exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in         sponsorship raised goes to Herefordshire       to begin to plan for the recruitment of our
and will make her wilderness like Eden,         generosity; the leader, in diligence; the       Historic Churches Trust, half to the church    new House For Duty Priest who will work
her desert like the garden of the LORD;                                                         of your choice. For more information and       across the benefice. Venue to be
                                                compassionate, in cheerfulness.
joy and gladness will be found in her,                                                          sponsorship forms speak to Tim Waters,         confirmed. Please do come if you can.
thanksgiving and the voice of song.                                                             tel. no. 01989 563403                          Sarah
Listen to me, my people,                        Gospel Reading: Matthew 16.13–20                Christmas Tree Festival A Meeting for
and give heed to me, my nation;                                                                 anyone interested will be on 23 August at
                                                When Jesus came into the district of
for a teaching will go out from me,                                                             "Angels" 36 Broad St. If you have any
and my justice for a light to the peoples.
                                                Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples,
                                                                                                ideas or would like to help do please
                                                                                                                                                    Services next Sunday
                                                „Who do people say that the Son of Man
I will bring near my deliverance swiftly,
                                                is?‟ And they said, „Some say John the          come along. More info. from Jules                       28th August
my salvation has gone out
                                                Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others     If you can do so, please deliver a copy
and my arms will rule the peoples;
                                                Jeremiah or one of the prophets.‟ He said       of this newsletter to someone whom
the coastlands wait for me,
                                                to them, „But who do you say that I am?‟                                                       8.00am Holy Communion - Ross
and for my arm they hope.                                                                       you know wasn’t able to come to
                                                Simon Peter answered, „You are the              Church today.
Lift up your eyes to the heavens,                                                                                                              9.30am All Age Eucharist -
                                                Messiah, the Son of the living God.‟ And
and look at the earth beneath;
                                                Jesus answered him, „Blessed are you,           Please note the current and past copies               Ross
for the heavens will vanish like smoke,
                                                Simon son of Jonah! For flesh and blood         of the newsletter are to be found on
the earth will wear out like a garment,
                                                has not revealed this to you, but my            http://www.rtm.org.uk/
and those who live on it will die like gnats;
                                                Father in heaven. And I tell you, you are       publicationspast.htm. The newsletter is
                                                                                                                                               9.30am Family Communion +
but my salvation will be for ever,                                                                                                                    Baptism - Walford
                                                Peter, and on this rock I will build my         usually placed there on the Friday before
and my deliverance will never be ended.         church, and the gates of Hades will not         the designated Sunday.

				
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